500 kilotons to megatons
The years of atmospheric testing. The conducted an extensive campaign of atmospheric nuclear tests, grouped into roughly 20 test. Multimegaton weapons the largest nuclear weapons by wm. Robert johnston 6 april. This page is under development. See also multimegaton tests. The largest nuclear tests. For example, air bursting a 20. Kiloton weapon at the optimum height to destroy most buildings will destroy or severely damage houses out to about 1. 42 miles from ground zero. 6 the circular area of at least severe blast damage will be about 6.
Kilotons may not seem like much today. Both the us and the then. Soviet union have detonated thermonuclear bombs devices that exploded with millions or megatons. Nukemap is a mapping mash. Up that calculates the effects of the detonation of a nuclear bomb. The explosive yield of a nuclear weapon is the amount of energy released when that particular nuclear weapon is detonated, usually expressed as a tnt equivalent. The standardized equivalent mass of trinitrotoluene which, if detonated, would produce the same energy discharge. Thousands of tons of tnt.
Recent meteorite impacts on the earth. It is now widely accepted that a huge meteorite impact 65 million years ago in the yucatan peninsula of mexico contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs. During the cold war, the united states military misplaced at least eight nuclear weapons permanently. These are the stories of what the department of defense calls. Potential dangers to americans. Many strategists believe that if a nuclear war is fought in the next few decades it probably will not involve nuclear explosions on any of our 50 states. Complete list of all u. Last changed 14 october. If a weapon name is an active link, click on it to see a picture of the weapon, or a page on it.
The bitcoin energy consumption index provides the latest estimate of the total energy consumption of the bitcoin network. M a defense writer, avid gamer and history buff. M currently a contributing editor for foreign policy magazine, a writer for the war is boring defense blog and of course a contributor at forbes. Test blast was about 43 kilotons, or nearly three times greater than the hiroshima blast. Off the ground on march 7.